Branice McKenzie

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Branice McKenzie

Branice McKenzie’s career includes everything from jazz to theater to prolific songwriting. Some of her credits include critically acclaimed performances at the Newport Jazz Festival and The Umbria Jazz Festival. On the theatrical stage she has created roles in “Shades Of Harlem”, “Sing Sister Sing” and “Jazz Alley”. As a composer and musical director, she has penned music for “Shelter”, “Shades Of Harlem” and “Blackbirds Of Courage” as well as her latest work, “This World Is Mine: A Musical Revue for Children”. She is also a recipient of the Meet The Composer grant from New York State and most recently she made her directorial debut with the World Premier of “Celebrate Kwanzaa” at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Her incredible four octave voice and magnificent song stylings have been hailed throughout the world. She has been touring with Harry Belafonte (1984 – 1993), Gregory Hines (1987 – 2003), Roberta Flack, Hugh Masekela, Carly Simon, BeBe Winans, Dianne Reeves, Peggy Lee and Miriam Makeba to name a few and performing all over the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia. Ms. McKenzie was invited to Russia to perform at Moscow’s premier jazz club, Le Club and with Jazz Symphonic Strings at the historic Tchaikovsky Hall. A Royal Command performance in Morocco colors her performance palette as well as completing a second successful run in 2007 as an original cast member of the critically acclaimed “I Can’t Stop Loving You - the Music of Ray Charles in Lyons, France. She can be heard on numerous jingles and recordings including Hugh Masekela’s “Uptownship” singing the heralded single, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”, Grammy- nominated “Loves Drum Passion” by Olatunji and the single “Maybe Next Year” with Onaje Allan Gumbs on his latest CD, “Remember Their Innocence”. As a composer, Branice McKenzie spreads her wings across many music genres and sentiments. Her recordings represent her magnificent artistic vista. Branice McKenzie is her self-titled Jazz CD that includes Sing Sister Sing which has become an anthem for women everywhere. Music Is is her most recent recording of New Thought compositions. And Ms. McKenzie’s CD, I Am Me : Melodies, Lyrics & Lessons for Children, was released to rave reviews from children of all ages! Her composition, “Sing Sing Sing”, was chosen as the second-grade song in McGraw-Hill’s music textbook, Spotlight On Music. Ms. McKenzie is a graduate of Brown University and holds an M.A. in Music Education from New York University. “ I have not only enjoyed her talent, I have been inspired by it.” Harry Belafonte

I Am Me: Songs For Children
Song
I Got Love Favorite License Buy
Smile Favorite License Buy
Music Makes Me Favorite License Buy
I Am Me Favorite License Buy
Music Is My Friend Favorite License Buy
Pacific Street School Song Favorite License Buy
It's Raining Favorite License Buy
We Favorite License Buy
Sing, Sing, Sing Favorite License Buy
Butterfly Favorite License Buy
Listen Favorite License Buy


Branice Originals
Song
May The Peace Of God Favorite License Buy
Day After Tomorrow Favorite License Buy
Music Is Favorite License Buy
Hold Onto Life Favorite License Buy
AlloI Had Favorite License Buy
Angels Here On Earth Favorite License Buy
At The Well Favorite License Buy
If Ever Favorite License Buy
This World Is Mine Favorite License Buy
A Love To Keep Favorite License Buy
You Favorite License Buy
I will Follow You Favorite License Buy
Baby Daddy Favorite License Buy


Branice Singles ll
Song
All I Held Favorite License Buy
I Fly-instrumental Favorite License Buy
My Favorite Things Favorite License Buy
Heaven Sent w/ Andrew Nemr Favorite License Buy
At The Well (new) Favorite License Buy
Can't Remember w/ Andrew Nemr Favorite License Buy
You Favorite License Buy
Angels Favorite License Buy
If i Had A Hammer w/ Andrew Nemr Favorite License Buy
Did I Tell You-New Favorite License Buy


New I FLY
Song
I Fly Favorite License Buy
When I Was Fly Favorite License Buy
I Fly (Meditation) Favorite License Buy
It's All About Love Favorite License Buy
God Is The Only Power Favorite License Buy
At The Well Favorite License Buy
I Do What I Do Favorite License Buy
Whenever Favorite License Buy


I Fly
Song
I Fly Vocal Favorite License Buy
I Fly-Piano Instrumental Favorite License Buy
God Is The Only Power in My Lie-Fasrt Tempo Favorite License Buy
When I Was 5 Favorite License Buy
I Will Follow Love Favorite License Buy
I Do What I Do Favorite License Buy
Whenever Favorite License Buy
God Is The Only Power In My Life-Slow Tempo Favorite License Buy
It's All About Love Favorite License Buy


Better Day Single
Song
Better Day Favorite License Buy